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NY I80763

April 25, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 I80763


TARIFF NO.: 6110.11.0030

Ms. Bernadette Placido
QVC, Inc.
Studio Park
Mail Code 211
1200 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380-4262

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s sweater from China.

Dear Ms. Placido:

In your letter dated April 15, 2002, you requested a classification ruling. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style A107173, is a woman’s sweater constructed from 90% wool, 10% nylon knitted fabric. The outer surface of the garment measures less than nine stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction. The sweater features a turn down collar, long sleeves, and a full front opening with two snap closures. The garment extends from the shoulder to the knee area.

The applicable subheading for the sweater will be 6110.11.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of wool or fine animal hair: of wool: sweaters: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.2% ad valorem.

The sweater falls within textile category designation 446. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories and their quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the U.S. Customs Service Textile Status Report, an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available at the Customs Web site at www.customs.gov. In addition, the designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected and should also be verified at the time of shipment.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mike Crowley at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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